20 Questions with Author John Howell

I have been honored by Don Massenzio today on his 20 Questions feature post. Don is one of the most informative bloggers, and if you follow him, you will find a wealth of information about writing and blogging. He is also a talented author so check out his books while you are there. Thank you , Don, for this feature.

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Today we sit down with author and blogger John Howell. He is also my hero of sorts becoming a full-time writer after many years in business. This is something I am working toward in the next ten years or so.

Please enjoy this very interesting 20 questions session with accomplished author and blogger, John W. Howell.


Q1) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I guess the first real desire to be a write hit me in college. I remember my friends and I trying to decide what we really wanted to do. I wrote a few poems and short stories and thought that this would be a great way to make a living. Unfortunately, the practical world rose its ugly head, and I sold my soul to Procter and Gamble.

Q2) How long does it typically take you to write a book?

I write one-thousand…

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18 comments

  1. I was just over there and left you a comment.

    1. Saw it. Thanks.

  2. Great interview, John. I like to write while listening to music also…people think I’m weird. 🙂 I did hear that Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” is one of the best songs to get your creative juices going…something about the base.

    1. I’m all about the base, about the base, no treble. I agree with you. 🙂

  3. On the Beach? Mine too….esp the Waltzing Matilda scene at the trout stream. Queen, oh my, now you gave me a new idea. I love Gordon Lightfoot but Queen just may pick up my step. Great interview, guru John.g

    1. You gotta go with Queen. Thanks, Geri.

  4. Marvelous for a Monday! (“Gord” is always gold to me.) Clicking over now. Hugs.

  5. Thanks again for participating in my interview series. The response was very strong. It was a pleasure having you.

    1. The pleasure was all mine, Don. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

      1. You’re welcome any time.

  6. You used to write exclusively to Queen CDs ????!!!

    Well, I think congratulations are in order, that would have driven me completely insane on the first day.

    1. I can imagine. It was the idea of white noise that caused me to choose Queen. The beat was there and no need to really listen.

      1. There has NEVER been a need for anyone to listen to Queen.
        Ever.

      2. Now Dale. Not everyone has your refined sense of music.

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